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January 11, 2016

Did you know… Marine Corps Roots at Corps Fitness

The Marine Corps family runs deep at Corps Fitness. You can even say that Corps Fitness represents the past, the present and the future of the Marine Corps. How so?

Corps Fitness is based on the experiences of founder, Marine Corps Sgt. Chris Kaag. His brother Eric was a Marine, as well as their father (who named Corps Fitness when Chris was starting out), their uncle and their grandfather. Philosophies, physical challenges and mental challenges Chris faced as a young Marine are instilled in everything we doat CF.

We are part of the present day Marine Corps with our very own Gunnery Sgt. Rac taking the lead in teaching classes. Gunnery Sgt. Rac also attributes his workouts at CF as a big reason he was able to achieve a perfect score in the Marine Combat Fitness Test. And, it is never a surprise to see any current Marine walk in the door to take a class for himself.

We are the future for Marines as well because we are designated as the Official Training Facility of Recruiting Substation Reading. We host groups of poolees, young men and women signed on to become a Marine and have not left for boot camp yet, for a CF style workout. Up until the time they leave for bootcamp, poolees are afforded the opportunity to get well-conditioned and prepared for the rigors of bootcamp. CFers are often called upon to assist in these large-group poolee workouts, and it is only appropriate that CFers step in to lead by example for these young, future Marines.

We model the philosophies of the Marine Corps, we work out alongside and are lead by current Marines, and we help prepare the future Marine Corps, becauseā€¦.. We Are Corps Fitness.

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